Midnight Robbery: Police Arrest Three in Adamawa

Midnight Robbery: Police Arrest Three in Adamawa

By Izunna Okafor

Adamawa State Police Command has arrested three suspected criminals over what it described as ‘house-to-house robberies’.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday.

According to him, the three were rounded up on September 24, 2021, following a ‘special action plan’ on an ongoing fight against violent crimes across the state.

“The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ahmed Barde, deployed command operatives attached to Yola Division along with vigilantes and luckily apprehended three for armed robberies,” the statement reads.

The statement further named the three suspects as Kalifa Mustapha, 20; Tumba Abubakar, 27; and Faisal Abdullahi, 21.

It said the three suspects, who are residents of Shagari Phase 1, Phase 2 and Abuja Street in Yola South Local Government Area, specialise in midnight house-to-house attacks.

Continuing, it reads “Investigation so far reveals that the three suspects belong to a syndicate of seven that attacked 22 houses within three months. The suspects robbed the occupants of such houses of their valuables.

“The CP, while evaluating critically the pattern and trend of crimes, shall make massive and well-planned deployment of both human and other operational assets of the command to reinforce and consolidate on keeping Adamawa safe.

“The CP now directed for frequent night Operations which is aimed at preventing and dislodging bandits from their current operational spaces and denying them space to regroup in other parts of the State."

It would be recalled that CP Mohammed Barde assumed office as the new police boss in Adamawa State only this past week.